More details on new Citroën C4 Cactus released

Citroën C4 Cactus will launch here with two engines on offer.

More details on new Citroen C4 Cactus released – the Citroen C4 Cactus will land in Australia with a choice of two engines.

Citroën Australia has today confirmed the keenly-anticipated new Citroën C4 Cactus will be offered locally with a choice of two different three-cylinder engines.

The Cactus, which has been winning a string of car awards of late, will land in Australia early next year and will sport either a 81kW/205Nm 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine or a 68kW/230Nm 1.6 litre turbo-diesel.

Interestingly, the petrol engine will only come with a five-speed manual transmission; C4 Cactus buyers who opt for the diesel will have just a six-speed semi-automatic transmission on offer.

While we are still a little time away from knowing full Australian specification details and even pricing information, Citroën Australia today however did confirm Australia-bound Citroen C4 Cactus vehicles have led a change to the new Citroën five-door hatchback.

To meet Australian design rules Citroën has had to install a split-fold rear seat to allow for the inclusion of top-tether anchor points for child seats to all positions.

Citroën Australia boss John Startari said this shows Citroën’s commitment to the Australian market.

“Upon discussing the issue with engineers and designers, they realised the unique requirements Australia presented also offered the opportunity to increase the utility and practicality of the C4 Cactus and commenced development of a split fold rear seat.

“We are thrilled we have been able to engineer a factory based solution for such an important and ground breaking vehicle.”

We will keep you updated with more information on the new Citroën C4 Cactus in coming months.

In other Citroën news; Citroën C4 Picasso free servicing offer and Citroën Grand C4 Picasso gets third-row air-conditioning.

Joel Helmes